Gin Boomerang GTO (PAST MODEL)

£3,299.00

Product code: GIN-BOOMGTO

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Status: Past model

Condition: New

The Boomerang GTO is the highest performance wing ever designed by GIN that is also certified. GTO - "Gran Turismo Omologato" - was a term originally used by Ferrari, and later by Pontiac. GTO denotes a race car that has been made street legal. The Boomerang GTO was conceived in this spirit...

Gin Gliders Boomerang GTO

Gran Turismo Omologato

The Boomerang GTO is the highest performance wing ever designed by GIN that is also certified.

  • Boomerang GTO sizes: XS, S, M, ML & L
  • Aspect ratio 6.68 with 77 cells
  • Rigifoil system
  • New light weight batterns leading edge reinforcement
  • 12 mm Kevlar webbing risers
  • Kick Down speed system

GTO -"Gran Turismo Omologato"- was a term originally used by Ferrari, and later by Pontiac. GTO denotes a race car that has been made street legal. The Boomerang GTO was conceived in this spirit. Gin’s aim was to design a wing with a performance level that had never before been reached, but that would still be certified. Like with its predecessor, the Boomerang Sport, no compromises on handling and safety were allowed.

Cross country and competition

The Boomerang GTO will make you feel comfortable straight away.  Fun and confidence were two primary elements of the design equation. The wing is easy to handle in all kinds of conditions—take offs are equally comfortable in nil wind or in strong wind with no overshooting tendency. The stability of the Boomerang GTO is without comparison. The reactions of the wing will never surprise you—for example, oblique surges will never be a problem.

Naturally, the Boomerang GTO is a glider made only for experienced or talented pilots of the highest level. Such pilots love pure curve, thermalling in harmony, and are able to use the full capability of the highest performance wings. A minimum of 80 flying hours per year is recommended.

Gin’s philosophy for this wing is the same as for his World Cup gliders: the pilot must feel comfortable to perform well. In addition, the Boomerang GTO must offer easier handling in turns and thermalling.

In the last few years, the aspect ratio of high performance wings has generally increased while also improving safety. The Boomerang GTO has a flat A/R of 6.68 with 77 cells. The surface area is smaller than the Boomerang Sport due to a higher wingspan and A/R. A huge leap forward in terms of performance and behaviour has been made between these 2 models. New technologies derived from the latest competition wings were put into this new concept of glider.

The general weight of the canopy has been reduced, despite the glider having more cells, diagonals, tapes, reinforcements etc. This provides increased performance but also great handling and feedback. The leading edge is reinforced with flexible plastic battens coupled with the now famous Rigifoils. This enables a reduction in weight over conventional mylar inserts, while increasing aerodynamic efficiency. Moreover, a lighter fabric is used for the bottom surface and line attachment point reinforcements inside the profile are lighter due to a new fabric that also provides a better load distribution.

Lines are all Kevlar, unsheathed on upper and mid, but sheathed on main lines for ease of use and durability.

The Boomerang GTO is also made for pilots who like to hike a little, for example to reach an east face take-off for a long cross country journey. It is easier to handle in wild take-off areas, lighter to inflate and to carry than the standard competition Boomerang.

GTO represents the pure soul of paraglider design. It is not merely a stripped down competition gun, it takes the essence of the Boomerang to offer pure performance in a compact and manageable package.The Boomerang GTO is competition-ready because it offers the same performance as last season's competition wings! But the main objective of this glider is to offer the best pilots, who have no need to become world champion, a great piloting tool to fly huge cross country distances. The GTO has power whenever you need it and comfort all the time.

Gin Gliders Boomerang GTO > Specifications

SIZE

XS

S

M

ML

L

FLAT

AREA

21.20m2

23.06m2

24.55m2

26.10m2

28.20m2

SPAN

11.09m

12.41m

12.81m

13.20m

13.73m

A.R

6.68

6.68

6.68

6.68

6.68

PROJECTED

AREA

17.92m2

19.49m2

20.75m2

22.06m2

23.86m2

SPAN

9.29m

9.69m

9.99m

10.31m

10.72m

A.R

4.81

4.81

4.81

4.81

4.81

CELL NUMBER

77

77

77

77

77

GLIDER WEIGHT

5.6kg

6.0kg

6.3kg

6.6kg

7.0kg

CERTIFIED
WEIGHT IN FLIGHT

65~82kg

80~95kg

90~105kg

95~115kg

108~130kg

OPTIMUM
WEIGHT IN FLIGHT

70~82kg

82~93kg

93~103kg

103~113kg

113~125kg

EN STANDARD

D

D

D

D

D

LTF

D

D

D

D

D


Gin Gliders Boomerang GTO > Colours

  • Bee (White-Black-Yellow)
  • Coral (White-Brown-Blue)
  • Cranberry (White-Grey-Red)
  • Peppermint (Green-Red-White)

Additional Information

Condition New
EN Certification EN D
Model Status Past model

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